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  • Jim Kershaw

    Industrial Designer at Orvis

    Manchester, VT

Outerwear, Footwear, Wader, and Pack design and development - Orvis Fly Fishing

Work Samples

  • ID - Professional

  • ID - Personal

  • Fashion

Work History

  • Product Designer

    • Orvis
    • Manchester, VT
    • Oct 2016 - Present (1 year)

    Design and development lead for fly fishing technical outerwear, waders, footwear, and packs

  • Industrial Designer

    • STX, LLC
    • Dec 2013 - Oct 2016 (2 years 10 months)
  • Industrial Designer

    • Newell Rubbermaid | Tools
    • Apr 2010 - Nov 2013 (3 years 7 months)

    Responsible for new product development for IRWIN Tools, LENOX, Hilmor, Shur-line, Ashland, and Bulldog Hardware brands.

    Additional design support for the Sharpie, Papermate, Calphalon Cookware, and Rubbermaid Brands.

    Responsible for traveling to China to oversee production, ensure quality control, and design intent is met for the IRWIN Folding Utility Knife product line.

    Conduct field research and prototype testing with end user to understand their needs and product frustrations throughout the design process.

    Effectively work alongside global team members to develop products acceptable in all international regions.

    Continuously elevate the IRWIN design language serving as the Industrial Design lead on each assigned project.

    Assist brand teams on creating promotional internal graphics and provide guidance with new product commercialization.

  • Designer

    • JKERSH.com
    • Apr 2005 - Apr 2010 (5 years)

    Utilizing Industrial, Graphic, and Interaction design skills to create quality products and lasting relationships with a variety of clientele both domestic and international. Designs include products, prototypes, brand identity, websites, logos, mobile phone applications, and other multimedia.

  • Design Consultant

    • 5 Twenty Studios
    • Aug 2009 - Jan 2010 (5 months)

    Design Consultant for 520 Studios, a web development firm located in Portland, Oregon.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Irwin Industrial Tools
    • May 2009 - Jul 2009 (2 months)

    Assisted Senior Designers, Engineers, Packaging, and Marketing teams on select projects for both IRWIN Industrial Tools and Bulldog Hardware. Conducted end user research and assisted in conceptualization, product development, rendering, and 3D modeling on several projects. Scheduled and lead presentations, brainstorming sessions, and group meetings with teams involved in all aspects of the design process.



Trout Unlimited, IDSA


2017 IFTD - Best in Show - Women's Waders 2017 IFTD - Best in Show - Women's Outerwear 2017 IFTD - Best in Show - Men's Wading Boots 2013 / A'Design Award - Platinum 2012 / ABMA Innovation Excellence Award 2009 / IDSA Student Merit Award